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4 year PhD position in high magnetic field scanning tunneling microscopy studies of PNICTIDE superconductivity

Estado de la convocatoria: Cerrado

Plazo de solicitud: Hasta el 10 de julio de 2018

PhD position in experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the field of local
studies of unconventional superconductors under extreme conditions. The PhD
students will be hired under the European ERC Starting Grant project


We are looking for highly motivated PhD students with a strong interest in experimental
condensed matter physics. The PhD projects will be focused on novel very high magnetic
field studies of electronic correlations behind ordered phases in the normal and
superconducting states of pnictide superconductors. The PhD will contribute developing
state of the art scanning tunneling microscopes able to operate at temperatures down to a
few miliKelvin and magnetic fields above 30 Tesla.
The Low Temperature Laboratory of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (LBTUAM)
operates now several state of the art dilution refrigerator STM with magnetic fields up to
22 T. Within ERC PNICTEYES project, new instruments for very high magnetic field
STM are being developed and built. The high field STM will be operated up to 22 T using
superconducting magnets at a newly built vibration free laboratory dedicated to the ERC
project at UAM. The student will also do experiments above 30 T in international high
magnetic field facilities ( and The PhD
student will be integrated within the stimulating scientific environment of the Maria de
Maeztu Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC). This counts many experimental
and theoretical research groups of top international level working on new materials. State
of the art helium liquefaction facilities are provided within the Campus of Excellence
UAM+CSIC. The PhD student will be also involved in active international collaborations
with material and theory groups.
Candidates who completed his/her Master of Science and with a strong motivation and/or
experience in scanning probes, solid-state physics, high magnetic field and cryogenic
environments are welcome to send an application including CV, brief motivation letter
(naming at least one reference person) and Master examination scores to from 15/06/2018 to 10/07/2018.
Full time appointments for four years with start date 15 July 2018.